Robotic Surgery

If you are looking for the newest surgical procedures that allows you to recover quickly and return to your regular activities, UAMS is here to serve you. As the only teaching hospital in Arkansas, we offer the most current medical advances.

Today’s surgeon is required to perform many difficult procedures that would not have been attempted in the past. Unfortunately, many surgeons face obstacles like obstructed access and a lack of depth perception when it comes to performing intricate operations.

UAMS offers patients an alternative to conventional open surgical procedures with the da Vinci™ Robotic Surgery System. Our caring and compassionate doctors are now using the da Vinci Surgical System for a growing number of procedures and treatment areas including:

The da Vinci Surgical System provides our surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables our surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small (1- to 2-centimeter) incisions with unmatched precision.

By integrating robotic technology with the surgeon’s skill, the da Vinci System enables UAMS surgeons to perform precise minimally invasive surgeries with unparalleled accuracy. Surgery with da Vinci Robotic Surgery promotes quick healing and enhances physical and emotional well-being.

More information about da Vinci procedures is included below:

da Vinci Hysterectomy

da Vinci Myomectomy

da Vinci Prostatectomy

More Precise, Less Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgical procedures allow UAMS surgeons to operate through very small ports (dime-sized) rather than large incisions, resulting in shorter recovery times, fewer complications and reduced hospitalization costs.

The benefits to the patient may include:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery time
  • A faster return to normal daily activities
  • And in many cases, better clinical outcomes

Da Vinci Surgery Technology

With da Vinci, small incisions are made to introduce miniaturized wristed instruments and a high-definition 3D camera. The surgeon, seated comfortably at the da Vinci console, views a magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the surgical site.

Simultaneously, state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies scale, filter and seamlessly convert the UAMS surgeon’s hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci instruments.

The system cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. Rather, the da Vinci System requires that every surgical movement be performed with direct input from the surgeon.